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Inside the Akai DPS12

For MPC 2000 and MPC 2000XL owners, Akai’s DPS12 has some useful parts inside to repair their MPC. A DPS12 came our way so we decided to take some pictures of the internals so you can see what is all inside. Used DPS12s can often be picked up for $100 or less on eBay or your local music store which is a very inexpensive way to get a replacement LCD and get useful spares such as a backlight inverter and power supply.

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Bottom View


Inside the unit. The DPS12 uses the same power supply as the MPC 2000 and MPC 2000XL.


SCSI HD from the DPS12.


Power Supply from the DPS12.


Underneath the power supply is the backlight inverter.


A closeup of the Power Filter PCB and the Inverter. The black power button will fit on your MPC 2000/XL.


After removing the piece that holds the inverter and power filter, the LCD is just underneath.


After removing the Main PCB, the LCD assembly is there for the taking!


A closeup of the LCD in the DPS12. Four small screws hold it in place.


A closeup of the LCD. The data cable on this is inverted. To get this to work inside your MPC 2000 or MPC 2000XL you will have to solder a new data cable on.


The Main PCB of the DPS12. There are some useful connectors such as MIDI, 1/4\


Assorted cabling including the Power Input assembly, SCSI Data and Power Cable.

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